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PETER COLLIER (1939-2019) was a distinguished author and editor for over forty years. During that time, he wrote novels, short stories and screenplays, along with best-selling biographies including The Rockefellers: An American Dynasty; The Kennedys: An American Dream; The Fords: An American Epic; and Destructive Generation (all with David Horowitz).
His most recent books include Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty, with photographs by Nick Del Calzo, Political Woman: The Big Little Life of Jeane Kirkpatrick (2012), Wings of Valor: Honoring America’s Fighter Aces (2016), and Choosing Courage: Inspiring True Stories of What It Means to Be a Hero (2016).
In 1998, Collier founded Encounter Books in partnership with the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation. On the launch of Encounter in San Francisco, Collier remarked that “the Gutenberg galaxy is imploding…serious nonfiction publishing is an endangered species.” Collier succeeded in establishing Encounter as a premier publisher of serious non-fiction books on a wide array of topics ranging from art, culture, history, science, religion, and philosophy to a host of public policy issues.
This is the first and only biography of Jeane Kirkpatrick, who became an iconic figure in the 1980s as Ronald Reagan’s UN ambassador and the most forceful presence in the administration, outside of the President himself, in shaping the Reagan Doctrine and fighting the Cold War to a victorious conclusion.
As leading New Leftists in the Sixties, Peter Collier and David Horowitz were intimately involved in the radicalism of the day. Later on, they became the first of their generation to publicly reject the objectives of that revolutionary era and point out the cultural chaos it had left behind. Part memoir, part political analysis, part social history, Destructive Generation is the compelling story of their intellectual journey into and out of the radical trenches.
In The Anti Chomsky Reader, editors Peter Collier and David Horowitz have assembled a set of essays that analyze Chomsky’s intellectual career and the evolution of his anti-Americanism. The essays in this provocative book focus on subjects such as Chomsky’s bizarre involvement with Holocaust revisionism, his apologies for Khmer Rouge tyrant Pol Pot, and his claim that America’s policies in Latin America in the 1980s were comparable to Nazism.
The Kennedys may well be the most photographed, written about, talked about, admired, hated, and controversial family in American history. But for all the words and pictures, the real story was not told until Peter Collier and David Horowitz spent years researching archives and interviewing both family members and hundreds of people close to the Kennedys.
The Fords: An American Epic is the dramatic story of three generations of Fords and of the dramatic conflict between fathers and sons played out against the backdrop of America’s greatest industrial empire. From the details of Henry I’s illicit affair, which produced an illegitimate son, to the life and loves of “Hank the Deuce” and his celebrated feud with Lee Iacocca, this is an engrossing account of a vital chapter in American history.